For those not in the know, I’ve been legally blind thanks to myopia since I was about 9yrs old – that’s when I stopped being able to see the big E on the eye chart. My glasses prescription eventually stabilized at -8.5/-8.75. I’ve been wearing contacts since I was 16, which at least let me see in 3D and stopped the weight of the lenses on the frames of my glasses from bruising my ears and nose!
So, in February of 2008, I went in to various ocular adjustment places to see about alternatives to LASIK (I’d researched LASIK and found it to be heavily wanting, especially for strong prescription like mine). The best alternative that I found was ICL (implantable contact lenses). Continue reading